Department of Geography and Anthropology

About Department: Faculty and Staff

Terry G. Powis

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Contact Information

Office: Social Sciences (SO 22), Room 4048
Phone: 470-578-2174
Fax: 470-578-9147


Dr. Powis joined the faculty at Kennesaw State University in August 2005. He received his master’s degree in anthropology at Trent University in Ontario, Canada, and his Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. He is an archaeologist who conducts research in the Maya Lowlands of Belize, Central America. He specializes in Maya pottery, diet and subsistence, and the evolution of complex societies. His recent research has focused on the origin of chocolate in the New World. He teaches Principles of Archaeology, Maya Archaeology, North American Archaeology, Indians of North America, and Social Issues: Perspectives in Anthropology.

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Faculty and Staff

Bariteau, Erinn
Doran, David
Fazlollah, Alice
Gangadharan, Anilkumar
Gitahi, George
Golan, Maidie
Gray, Melissa
Ingram, Uli
Kerr, Heather
Lundy, Brandon
Majumder, Sarasij
McDaniel, Paul
Mersey, Ben
Mitchelson, Matthew
Moulder, Beth
Onofiok, Steven
Page, Dan
Patterson, Mark
Poe, Timothy
Powell, Sylvia
Powis, Terry
Pullen, Nancy
Raczek, Teresa
Rhodes, Jason
Sen, Debarati
Shelly, Robert
Slinger-Friedman, Vanessa
Smith, Garrett
Smith, Susan
Suther, Bradley
Tu, Jun
Van Horne, Wayne
Waller, Matthew
Wallsmith, Debbie
Williamson, Kenneth